Submit to the Bash Amuneni Prize for Performance Poetry

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Bash Amuneni Poetry Prize

In celebration of the eloquence found in the art of spoken word and poetic performance, the annual Bash Amuneni Prize for Performance Poetry has officially opened for submissions. Poets and spoken word artists from around the globe are invited to showcase their talents for a shot at winning the inaugural prize.

Named after the poet Bash Amuneni who is known for his enthralling presentations and resonant verses, the annual prize strives to acknowledge and champion exceptional achievements in the world of performance poetry.

Submission Guidelines:

  • Create a one-minute video on the theme “Poetry for Climate Change: Raise Your Voice for the Planet.”
  • Post the video on your social media page and tag @bashamueni and @bashamueniprize on any of their social media platforms.

This prize is open to poets and poetry performers worldwide, with the winner receiving an award worth £300. 

Submissions are open from April 1st to April 29th, 2024.

The Annual Bash Amuneni Prize highlights the impact of performance poetry in the literary community, providing a platform for both emerging and established poets to showcase their unique styles and engage audiences with the power of spoken word. Bash Amuneni’s influence on the prize reflects his enduring legacy in the world of poetry, marked by powerful performances and thought-provoking verses.

For more information on the Annual Bash Amuneni Prize for Performance Poetry, email

Best of luck to all submitters!


Bakare Oluwatobiloba

I write to educate, motivate and define history with literature. Just being me!